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Offline Jim

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Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories
« on: April 01, 2021, 06:08:36 AM »
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Jim

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Re: Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 12:57:34 PM »
Iíve tried to use gasket material like your suggesting but I always end up with the join being just slightly fatter then the rest of the belt. You canít really feel it but it makes an annoying thud as it passes over the pulleys. It bothers me enough that I have switched to (expensive) large diameter o rings. Do you experience this?

Tony

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Re: Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 12:32:49 AM »
Iíve tried to use gasket material like your suggesting but I always end up with the join being just slightly fatter then the rest of the belt. You canít really feel it but it makes an annoying thud as it passes over the pulleys. It bothers me enough that I have switched to (expensive) large diameter o rings. Do you experience this?

Tony

G'day Tony, no I haven't with this O ring cord (its called cord I learnt because its sold by the metre) but I know exactly what you mean. Joining the green belting with a flame you get that bump, bump, bump lump if you don't use sharp nail clippers to remove the protruding lump.

With this O ring cord use super sharp scissors and just use a skerrick of super glue and don't push the ends together very much so that they don't squeeze out and form a lump. Let the glue do all the work.
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Jim

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Re: Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 12:34:37 AM »
Thanks, Iíll give it a try.

Tony

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Re: Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 08:37:09 AM »
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Hi Jim.
Back in the 60's in my Army Engineer days I used a joining kit which utilised a long plastic vee block with a cross cut slot for the knife. The material was anointed with superglue and held in the groove until set.  I don't remember any lumps!
John

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Re: Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 11:01:22 PM »
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Hi Jim.
Back in the 60's in my Army Engineer days I used a joining kit which utilised a long plastic vee block with a cross cut slot for the knife. The material was anointed with superglue and held in the groove until set.  I don't remember any lumps!
John

Sounds like a good setup John, I don't get any lumps either. You need the smallest amount of super glue.
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Jim